Civil Society Perspectives on Corruption and Human Rights: the case of Papua New Guinea

Ward, Tony (2016) Civil Society Perspectives on Corruption and Human Rights: the case of Papua New Guinea. In: The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 169-179. ISBN 9781138931176

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Drawing on data from the International State Crime Initiative's project "State Crime and Resistance: A Comparative Study on Civil Society" this chapter explores the definitional ambiguities surrounding corruption and its relationship to human rights. It shows that while Papua New Guinea notoriously experiences a great deal of unequivocally corrupt behaviour, the NGO activists interviewed expressed more concern about behaviour in the "grey area" between corruption and legitimate economic and political behaviour. It argues that the relations between economic and political power that threaten human rights are not limited to those conventionally defined as "corrupt".

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: corruption; human rights; criminology; Papua New Guinea
Subjects: L300 Sociology
M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Depositing User: Tony Ward
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 11:44

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